Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich 3 Ways

What’s cool as a cucumber, incredibly good looking and about as hot right now as an Aussie summer? Ice cream cookie sandwiches obviously. These are all relatively easy to make, especially since I chose to cheat on the cookies (Sorry, we have hit a heat wave here, not the best weather for cranking up the oven to bake!). These are great as an informal dessert that will still wow your family/guests/dog and so much fun to eat. …

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Fig and Dark Chocolate Hot Cross Scones

After trying out multiple “healthier” hot cross bun recipes I have given up trying to make this yeast-leavened, sultana studded treat – at least for this year. My attempts have ranged from disastrous (small sad buns so hard they could be used as a weapon) to disappointing (lovely and risen but dry and lacking salt). As a result, I have hung up my baker’s hat and relegated my box of yeast to the back of the fridge for a while. Instead I have chosen to make the cheats version of this easter staple, the hot cross scone. My rendition is generously filled with juicy pieces of dried fig, 70% cocoa dark chocolate and delicately spiced with cinnamon. Don’t get me wrong, I love the traditional flavours of spice and dried sultanas but sometimes a more luxurious version is called for.

Having said that, these buns are not nearly as sinfully indulgent as they appear….

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